Wednesday, December 19, 2012

bump : week 18



A simple start, and one that is quite a bit behind.  I'm actually 19 weeks at the moment, so consider this post a quick catching up!

Erick and I knew from the moment we found out about our second baby that we wanted to document each week - something I had neglected to do with my pregnancy with Sofia.  This time around we are not only taking weekly photos, but have sneakily been recording video that you'll have to wait until the end to see.  When I started this blog nearly three years ago as a first-time pregnant mom, I posted hesitantly and infrequently, still nervous while beginning to connect with the community around me.  I've grown so much in that time, and I've learned how difficult it is to really "put yourself out there".  To write from the heart.  To speak in your own voice.  To showcase your at times unkempt house.  To create images that push boundaries and challenge limits as a photographer.  And now, this... this ever-growing belly and running around to different (most likely prohibited) places in the city.  This is as real as it gets.

Through our beginning attempts at this series I've become well aware that being on the other side of the lens as the subject instead of the photographer is something I find incredibly challenging, and sometimes even downright irritating.  I just can't shake that silly awkward feeling! Luckily I have a husband who is the best possible person to make me laugh and feel comfortable in my most uncomfortable of moments - I know for certain that it's not the easiest job in the world!  Week nineteen will be following this post very closely, and we have many more photos to share.

+  wearing  reversible easy sweater in rogue boucle and shiny nylon tricot leggings in cobalt by American Apparel
+  photos  taken by erick

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  1. Oh, I understand. It's tough being in front of the camera, it's unnerving to put yourself out there, it's scary to really share your heart. But it's amazing what honesty and beautiful soul-writings can do. I so appreciate finding a space like this, with beauty and real heart stuff. Bless you for writing! (And you are a stunning mama, gosh! All the best in your pregnancy!) xo

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  2. you do it all so beautifully kate - and it would appear, effortlessly too - even if it feels difficult, it is never portrayed in that way. looking forward to seeing that beautiful bump getting BIGGER! and the masterpiece that will follow baby's arrival :) xx

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    1. I can't believe I'm about to get bigger again... seems like yesterday I was there with Sofia!

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  3. I've been meaning to do the same thing but it is just NOT happening. I'm averaging one bump photo a fortnight. Oh well. Love these. Is american apparel sponsoring you? xo

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    1. I know, we are too - it's so hard to stay on track when the weeks have been flying by. Everything has been so much quicker this time around! And yes, American Apparel has graciously sponsored a few outfits, so we are very lucky. We've been using a lot of things from my own closet but they'll be helping for some of the weeks :)

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  4. Love this. You are looking so beautiful.
    I can already see this series of photos being transformed into a stunning coffee book at the end of the nine months... :)
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Oh I hope we can do that! I already see the colored "week" openers as perfect entries into new chapters of this book... It's definitely on our list of things to do this time.

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  5. I share the same feeling mama! I would so much rather be behind the lens instead of in front of it ; )

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    1. It's such a strange feeling... I need to get used to getting my picture taken!

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  6. What a great idea to document your pregnancy weekly. It's crazy to think how fast a body can change in just a few days! You are stunning!

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    1. It changes so quickly, I'll wake up and I swear my belly has grown...

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  7. Aha! So that's what that AA instagram was all about :) So fantastic. You and your little bump are adorable... can't wait to see the video!

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    1. This is it! I can finally let it all out in the open... feels so good! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us...

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  8. Oh Kate you look beautiful and I am so excited to see more of your maternity series! Also congrats on being 19 weeks already!, are you guys planning on finding out the sex of the baby this time around?

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  9. Hi Kate! Just hopped over to your blog and must say, your title got me. I LIVE in skinny jeans and Drew LIVES in diapers, ha! You have an adorable bump, but Sophia is just a doll. I think she's only a few months younger than my Drew. Isn't this age so much fun. Anyway, Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  10. Awww you are wonderful! I know what you mean about being in front of the camera ;) love your journey in life, I can't wait to have kids.

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  11. beautiful! I can't wait to see more!

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  12. you look gorgeous. there is so much growth in pregnancy, outward and inward. enjoy it. x

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  13. having a little one inside you sounds like such a privilege! i'm so so so excited for you, and i can't wait to get married and start a family of my own. :)

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